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Pen-y-Ghent from Horton in Ribblesdale
distance 8.87mi Vertical gain +1496ft Vertical drop -1512ft Durée 5h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Horton in Ribblesdale - North Yorkshire

A nice circular walk taking in Pen-y-Ghent and returning to Horton in Ribblesdale with regular views of the Settle to Carlisle Railway.

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distance 8.28mi Vertical gain +984ft Vertical drop -981ft Durée 4h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ingleton (North Yorkshire) - North Yorkshire

A Yorkshire Dales route that includes a traverse of Blea Moor from Ribblehead. The return route follows a section of the Dales Way across Gayle Moor. The walk includes some unavoidable road walking.

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Crummack Dale and Ingleborough: a circular walk
distance 12.05mi Vertical gain +2195ft Vertical drop -2182ft Durée 7h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Austwick - North Yorkshire

A lovely walk with changing landscapes and panoramas. From the quiet and scenic Crummack Dale, via limestone escarpments and limestone pavement, you will join the three peaks path to the summit of Ingleborough where you will be rewarded with excellent views on a clear day. The return leg is via the pothole of Gaping Gill and the gorge at Trow Gill before crossing back into Crummack Dale.

Walking A short walk around Settle ( Download : )
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distance 5.45mi Vertical gain +1047ft Vertical drop -1020ft Durée 3h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Settle - North Yorkshire

This short walk explores the limestone scenery to the east of Settle and includes the area in the vicinity of Attermire Scar.

Walking Hawes to Gayle Round ( Download : )
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distance 1.03mi Vertical gain +75ft Vertical drop -75ft Durée 0h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hawes - North Yorkshire

Pleasant walk from Hawes to Gayle bridge and back.

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Gordale Scar, Malham Tarn and Malham Cove: Circular Walk
distance 8.13mi Vertical gain +702ft Vertical drop -699ft Durée 4h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Malham - North Yorkshire

A great circular walk from Malham village, taking in Janet's Cave / Foss, Gordale Scar, Malham Tarn, the limestone pavement at the top of Malham Cove and the cove itself before finishing back at the car. Consistently interesting and varied scenery.
Please note that there is a scramble up steep water worn rock in Goredale. Some people might find this challenging.

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The Dales High Way and Settle Loop walk from Malham
distance 11.15mi Vertical gain +1617ft Vertical drop -1588ft Durée 6h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Malham - North Yorkshire

A nice circular walk from Malham in a westerly direction towards Settle and then curving north past Attermire Scar with a detour to explore Victoria Cave. The loop returns towards Malham via Malham Cove. Interesting and varied scenery throughout the walk and mostly on well maintained paths or tracks.

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distance 6.63mi Vertical gain +1831ft Vertical drop -1811ft Durée 4h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Kettlewell with Starbotton - North Yorkshire

This Yorkshire Dales walk has two ascents as you traverse the hills from Wharefdale to Littondale and back again. In complete contrast the final section is level walking following the Dales Way beside the River Wharfe.

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distance 7.13mi Vertical gain +1135ft Vertical drop -1135ft Durée 4h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Conistone with Kilnsey - North Yorkshire

This Yorkshire Dales walk traverses some fine limestone scenery above Wharfedale. The start is near the village of Conistone and the route takes you high above the dale to enjoy some wonderful views. A section of the Dales Way is used for this walk.

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distance 6.16mi Vertical gain +722ft Vertical drop -722ft Durée 3h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Askrigg - North Yorkshire

Wensleydale in the Yorksire Dales National Park offers some wonderful walking. This route takes in a stretch of the River Ure, passes historic Nappa Hall before traversing the slopes below Ellerkin Scar. The walk then visits Whitfield Gill Force before returning to Askrigg.

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distance 6.99mi Vertical gain +1722ft Vertical drop -1719ft Durée 4h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Sedbergh - Cumbria

Winder and Arant Haw are two hills included in this delightful walk from Sedbergh. The Howgill Fells are an integral part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park yet they display a unique character. The walking is good, the views superb and the paths quiet. Who could ask for more?

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distance 5.17mi Vertical gain +1703ft Vertical drop -1699ft Durée 3h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Sedbergh - Cumbria

Cautley Spout, the Calf, Bram Rigg Top, Calders and Great Dummacks are all included in this walk in the Howgill Fells. Starting from Cross Keys, near Sedbergh, the route offers excellent walking within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and visits one of most dramatic locations in these hills.

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Around Grassington and Hebden
distance 4.65mi Vertical gain +233ft Vertical drop -223ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Grassington - North Yorkshire

The first part of this circular walk is along River Wharfe and the second one on High Lane, which offer you beautiful points of view of the valley.

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distance 6.13mi Vertical gain +751ft Vertical drop -751ft Durée 3h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Aysgarth - North Yorkshire

This Yorkshire Dales walk explores the pleasant countryside and moorland of Wensleydale. It starts from Aysgarth village and uses moorland paths and tracks for much of its route.

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distance 3.01mi Vertical gain +207ft Vertical drop -210ft Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Linton (North Yorkshire) - North Yorkshire

An impressive rapid, a riverside church and access to the facilities of Grassington.

Walking Cracoe Fell ( Download : )
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Cracoe Fell
distance 8.48mi Vertical gain +1083ft Vertical drop -1086ft Durée 4h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Linton (North Yorkshire) - North Yorkshire

A hearty climb to a local summit with superb views over Wharfedale and the surrounding hills.

Walking Thorpe and the Wharfe ( Download : )
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distance 4.59mi Vertical gain +220ft Vertical drop -243ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Linton (North Yorkshire) - North Yorkshire

A pretty village and a glorious section along the River Wharfe to Linton Falls.

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Thorpe & Burnsall from Linton
distance 6.4mi Vertical gain +354ft Vertical drop -364ft Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Linton (North Yorkshire) - North Yorkshire

This is a wonderful Yorkshire Dales walk that includes pleasant countryside, villages and a super walk along the banks of the River Wharfe. Refreshments are available in Burnsall.

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The Knights Templar Preceptory from West Burton
distance 5.15mi Vertical gain +673ft Vertical drop -692ft Durée 2h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Burton-cum-Walden - North Yorkshire

This is a circular walk from the lovely village of West Burton. The start has all the uphill and can be steep but the steep part is short lived. The views are great and there is some interest on the way around with the old lime kiln and the ruins of the Knights Templar chapel.

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Fell Head and The Calf, from Howgill, near Sedbergh
distance 6.84mi Vertical gain +1811ft Vertical drop -1677ft Durée 4h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Sedbergh - Cumbria

This walk climbs to the Calf via Fell Head. Starting from the small hamlet of Howgill, near Sedbergh, this route sees few walkers. Offering good views to the Shap Fells and the higher hills of the Yorkshire Dales, this is a walk for the connoiseur.

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Gunnerside Gill and Kisdon Force
distance 13.4mi Vertical gain +1870ft Vertical drop -1883ft Durée 7h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Melbecks - North Yorkshire

A walk of two distinct halves.
The first part of the walk ascends gently along the side of Gunnerside Gill, to take in the remains of the abandoned lead mines. It crosses the moor to Swinner Gill mine where a short detour takes in a waterfall and cave. The walk then curves around towards the village of Keld.

The second part of the walk descends to the waterfalls and then through the gentle valley curving around into Swaledale where it passes through typical Yorkshire Dales farmland.

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distance 11.15mi Vertical gain +1450ft Vertical drop -1450ft Durée 6h25 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Muker - North Yorkshire

This is a circular route starting at Keld and takes in the stunning Kidston Falls and the Upper Swaledale valley before you climb the Gunnerside Gill to times past and the lead minning settlements. Climbing up out of the gill and on to the moors and superb views of the dales landscape and then dropping down the gully to Crackpot Hall and back to Keld.

Walking Keld & Swinner Gill ( Download : )
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distance 5.71mi Vertical gain +741ft Vertical drop -741ft Durée 3h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Muker - North Yorkshire

An easy walk in scenic Swaledale, with an adventurous option to witness the austere beauty of Swinner Gill.

Walking Downham village ( Download : )
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distance 3.99mi Vertical gain +371ft Vertical drop -371ft Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sawley (Lancashire) - Lancashire

Three highlights: Swanside packhorse bridge, the idyllic village of Downham, and the ruins of Sawley Abbey.

Walking Downham and Pendle Hill ( Download : )
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distance 10.53mi Vertical gain +1850ft Vertical drop -1850ft Durée 6h25 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Sawley (Lancashire) - Lancashire

Over the hill to pretty Downham and onwards to the top of the iconic Lancashire landmark.

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distance 2.59mi Vertical gain +138ft Vertical drop -138ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sawley (Lancashire) - Lancashire

A medieval packhorse bridge, a pretty stream, and a stroll through the village past the abbey ruins.

Walking Bolton-by-Bowland ( Download : )
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distance 4.66mi Vertical gain +200ft Vertical drop -197ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Sawley (Lancashire) - Lancashire

Explore the Ribble and its tributaries, find three medieval crosses, and visit a pretty village.

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The Old Gang Smelting Mill & Gunnerside Gill: A Circular Walk
distance 8.3mi Vertical gain +1066ft Vertical drop -1050ft Durée 4h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Melbecks - North Yorkshire

A walk of two halves. The first part ascends gently on good tracks, passing the remains of the Old Gang Smelting Mill, before crossing the stream and crossing Melbecks Moor and passing the spoil heaps from the long ceased lead mining industry. The path descends via one of the 'hushes' to the Bunton Level above Gunnerside Gill. The return leg is on grassy paths which contour Brownsey Moor and pass through farmland, often following dry stone walls and passing working farms and traditional barns.

Walking Bowderdale and the Calf ( Download : )
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Bowderdale and the Calf
distance 10.7mi Vertical gain +1578ft Vertical drop -1552ft Durée 6h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Orton (Cumbria)-1 - Cumbria

The Howgill Fells offer excellent walking with few other people sharing the landscape. This walk follows Bowderdale deep into the area before climbing steadily to the highest point in this group of fells. The return route offers grandstand views as you follow a lofty ridge back to the start.

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Downham Circular Walk via Chatburn
distance 4.23mi Vertical gain +361ft Vertical drop -335ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Downham - Lancashire

The walk starts from St Leonard Church on Downham main Street and follows the clockwise circular route via Worsaw Hill, Chatburn and packhorse bridge.

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distance 10.38mi Vertical gain +1198ft Vertical drop -1191ft Durée 5h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Muker - North Yorkshire

A varied all-day walk with sweeping moors, pretty villages, plunging waterfalls and a taste of rocky Swaledale.

Walking Tan Hill Colliery ( Download : )
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distance 1.9mi Vertical gain +125ft Vertical drop -125ft Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Muker - North Yorkshire

A straightforward out-and-back stroll sampling the atmospheric local moors, with wide views and hidden mining relics.

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Pendle Hill from Downham (short version)
distance 6.37mi Vertical gain +1516ft Vertical drop -1512ft Durée 4h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Downham - Lancashire

This Lancashire walk starts from the pretty village of Downham and provides a relatively easy ascent of Pendle Hill. In good weather the views are extensive over the Ribble Valley to the Yorkshire Dales and the Southern Lake District, across Burnley to the Southern Pennines and across Clitheroe to the Trough of Bowland. The route is fairly easy to follow although do be careful during the descent as paths shown on maps are not very accurate.

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Downham Circular Walk via Worston
distance 5.89mi Vertical gain +390ft Vertical drop -361ft Durée 3h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Downham - Lancashire

The walk starts from Information Barn Downham and follows the anticlockwise circular route via Worsaw Hill, Worston and Little Mearley Hall.

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distance 9.81mi Vertical gain +1512ft Vertical drop -1542ft Durée 5h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Bowland-with-Leagram - Lancashire

Without the optional ascent of Totridge this is a fairly long but mostly undemanding walk, apart from a moderate climb to the shoulder of Mellor Knoll. The fellside climb to Totridge is steep and the trig point is on high peat moorland (avoid in poor visibility), but the reward for the effort on a clear day is an exceptional view that includes Pendle Hill and the tops of the Yorkshire Three Peaks. The stepping stones may become impassable after heavy rain.

Walking Fair Oak and Long Knots ( Download : )
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distance 4.17mi Vertical gain +427ft Vertical drop -430ft Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bowland Forest Low - Lancashire

A pleasant stroll with superb views down the Hodder valley and a gentle pastoral return via a series of farms. One steep climb and descent above the stepping stones. Field paths may be muddy after rain and the stepping stones may be impassable when the river is in spate.

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distance 2.04mi Vertical gain +151ft Vertical drop -144ft Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bowland Forest Low - Lancashire

An easy stroll across the River Hodder via the stepping stones, returning via Burholme Bridge. One steep climb and some road walking. Field paths may be soft and muddy after rain and the stepping stones may be impassable when the river is in spate.

Walking Birkett Fell ( Download : )
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distance 5.97mi Vertical gain +787ft Vertical drop -758ft Durée 3h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Bowland Forest Low - Lancashire

A somewhat wilder walk over Birkett Fell, rewarded with wide views over the Hodder valley and encounters with some intriguing limestone features. There are two moderate climbs; the moorland can be bleak in poor weather and paths may be indistinct and boggy in places.

Walking A Hodder Trod ( Download : )
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distance 5.74mi Vertical gain +443ft Vertical drop -466ft Durée 3h00 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Bowland Forest Low - Lancashire

A scenic walk along both sides of the Hodder valley; the river is crossed via two sets of stepping stones. Those at Stakes at the southern end are rather uneven and at the time of writing in 2015 one w...; both sets may be impassable when the river is high (diversions are available). Field paths may be muddy.

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distance 6.11mi Vertical gain +387ft Vertical drop -387ft Durée 3h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Kirkby Stephen - Cumbria

A circular walk from the market town of Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria. The route explores the rolling country to the south-west of the town visiting the village of Nateby, before continuing close to Wharton Hall and across Waitby Common back to the start.

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